The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 84 102 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.77% 18.58% 16.10%
As % of the Vendors category 35.59% 41.46% 39.76%
Number of salaries quoted 63 88 58
Average salary £36,000 £31,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £46,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
236 246 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 47.11% 44.81% 40.49%
Number of salaries quoted 192 207 152
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -5 22 £35,500 -1.50% 4
Blackpool +1 15 £25,000 +5.26% 3
Lancaster +7 7 £29,358 +24.92% 1
Blackburn +9 4 £30,365 +26.52% 3
Burnley +2 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Lytham St Annes - 3 £42,500 -
Chorley -3 2 £32,250 +2.38% 3
Skelmersdale -3 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 98 (50.52%) .NET
2 80 (41.24%) C#
3 75 (38.66%) MS Excel
4 69 (35.57%) SQL
5 68 (35.05%) SQL Server
5 68 (35.05%) Windows
6 51 (26.29%) ASP.NET
6 51 (26.29%) JavaScript
7 45 (23.20%) CSS
7 45 (23.20%) .NET Framework
8 43 (22.16%) HTML
9 41 (21.13%) MVC
10 38 (19.59%) jQuery
10 38 (19.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (18.04%) XML
12 33 (17.01%) SharePoint
12 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
12 33 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (15.98%) MS Office
13 31 (15.98%) Active Directory
13 31 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (15.46%) SOAP
15 29 (14.95%) WCF
16 28 (14.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (14.43%) PHP
17 26 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (12.37%) Performance Management
19 23 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
20 22 (11.34%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (17.01%) SharePoint
1 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.70%) IIS
4 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.61%) Lync
6 6 (3.09%) Apache
7 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.58%) SAS
7 5 (2.58%) Drupal
8 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (38.66%) MS Excel
2 31 (15.98%) MS Office
3 6 (3.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.52%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Office 365
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.73%) Firewall
2 14 (7.22%) Internet
3 13 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.19%) DNS
5 11 (5.67%) NAS
6 10 (5.15%) LAN
6 10 (5.15%) VoIP
6 10 (5.15%) DHCP
7 9 (4.64%) Ethernet
8 8 (4.12%) WAN
8 8 (4.12%) SAN
9 6 (3.09%) DECT
9 6 (3.09%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.06%) Wireless
10 4 (2.06%) VPN
10 4 (2.06%) PBX
11 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.52%) PABX
12 1 (0.52%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (35.05%) SQL Server
2 38 (19.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (14.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.61%) MySQL
8 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (2.58%) MS Access
10 4 (2.06%) EDMS
11 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.03%) DTS
12 2 (1.03%) OLAP
13 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 16 (8.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 22 (11.34%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.61%) Marketing
4 5 (2.58%) Advertising
5 4 (2.06%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Billing
5 4 (2.06%) Local Government
6 2 (1.03%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 95 (48.97%) Developer
2 49 (25.26%) Analyst
3 29 (14.95%) Software Developer
3 29 (14.95%) Senior Developer
4 20 (10.31%) Support Analyst
5 17 (8.76%) Developer Analyst
6 16 (8.25%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (8.25%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.19%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.64%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.12%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.09%) VB.NET Developer
11 6 (3.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (50.52%) .NET
2 51 (26.29%) ASP.NET
3 45 (23.20%) CSS
3 45 (23.20%) .NET Framework
4 43 (22.16%) HTML
5 38 (19.59%) jQuery
6 35 (18.04%) XML
7 30 (15.46%) SOAP
8 29 (14.95%) WCF
9 26 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (9.28%) Ajax
11 17 (8.76%) ADO.NET
11 17 (8.76%) XSL
12 16 (8.25%) Grails
13 13 (6.70%) Web Services
14 6 (3.09%) HTML5
15 5 (2.58%) Django
16 4 (2.06%) XHTML
17 3 (1.55%) WinForms
17 3 (1.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.76%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.09%) Life Science
4 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.58%) Clustering
5 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.55%) iPhone
7 2 (1.03%) FMCG
7 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.03%) CCTV
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 68 (35.05%) Windows
2 31 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (9.28%) Windows XP
4 17 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (8.25%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.15%) Linux
7 9 (4.64%) Windows Vista
8 8 (4.12%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) UNIX
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.13%) MVC
2 33 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.37%) Performance Management
4 20 (10.31%) Mentoring
5 17 (8.76%) Multithreading
5 17 (8.76%) Load Testing
5 17 (8.76%) Parallel Computing
6 14 (7.22%) CRM
7 13 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (6.70%) Web Development
8 12 (6.19%) ITIL
9 11 (5.67%) Time Management
10 10 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.15%) Project Management
11 8 (4.12%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.12%) Data Management
11 8 (4.12%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.12%) Waterfall
12 7 (3.61%) Release Management
12 7 (3.61%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (41.24%) C#
2 69 (35.57%) SQL
3 51 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.43%) PHP
5 22 (11.34%) T-SQL
6 21 (10.82%) Java
7 16 (8.25%) Objective-C
7 16 (8.25%) Groovy
8 13 (6.70%) VB
9 10 (5.15%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.12%) VB6
11 7 (3.61%) Python
12 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.52%) C
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.76%) Degree
3 8 (4.12%) MCSD
3 8 (4.12%) MCSE
4 4 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) MCSA
6 2 (1.03%) PMP
6 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.03%) MCTS
6 2 (1.03%) MCITP
6 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
7 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) ISEB
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 31 (15.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.64%) XenApp
3 7 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.58%) vSphere
5 4 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.06%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.52%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) SCCM
2 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.52%) WMI
3 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (11.34%) VMware
2 16 (8.25%) Citrix
3 11 (5.67%) Cisco
4 10 (5.15%) HP
5 8 (4.12%) NetApp
5 8 (4.12%) Avaya
6 7 (3.61%) Oracle
7 6 (3.09%) Dell
8 3 (1.55%) Nortel
8 3 (1.55%) Sage
8 3 (1.55%) IBM
9 2 (1.03%) SAP
9 2 (1.03%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.03%) Draytek
10 1 (0.52%) NETGEAR
10 1 (0.52%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.52%) Veeam
10 1 (0.52%) Spiceworks
10 1 (0.52%) Twitter
10 1 (0.52%) MobileIron
Blackburn
Ascent People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Blackpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lancashire
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £27500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28690.00 - £33250.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chorley
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Blackburn
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 14 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28690.00 - £33250.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancaster
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26715.00 - £32000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago
Blackburn
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago